With our youngest daughter about to start school I realised my time as a stay-at-home Dad was about to end. Swing pushing, finger painting, and afternoon Lego sessions would be replaced by traffic and never ending meetings. Before parking myself behind a desk, I wanted to try and create something for our family. This started the curious journey that resulted in a micro farm on our property, and a pantry full of experimental Hot Sauce. With the encouragement of my wife and two daughters, this is ultimately how Jolokia Farm began.
FROM SEED TO BOTTLE
We pride ourselves in being involved in every step of the sauce making process... "from seed to bottle." We germinate and grow the notorious Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) and more recently the Carolina Reaper. If we don't grow it ourselves we only use locally grown chillies. With a passion for artisan products, our sauce is handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality and taste. And unlike many sauce companies, we actually make the sauce ourselves. We use the best ingredients available, and would never dream of using preservatives. Our original recipes have been developed with the feedback of family, friends, and the amazing people of the Catalina Bay Farmers Market. We've had our fair share of failures along the way, but we are extremely proud of the range of sauce we now offer. If you would like to try our sauce, order from the comfort of your home, or visit one of our stockists.
We get asked about the skull logo on a regular basis. The idea began as a sketch on a piece of paper, but at the time I did not have the skill required to turn it into a digital logo. Fortunately a talented friend happens to be an expert with Illustrator. I sent the pencil drawing of what I had in mind, and images of Ghost Pepper flowers and chillies to incorporate in the design. He cleverly arranged the images to create the logo we have today. To us, the skull represents a No.8 wire mentality, innovation, and resourcefulness. I have since taught myself how to use Illustrator and although still a rookie, I thoroughly enjoy designing our artwork.